GDS have supplied equipment to over 75% of the world’s top 50 Universities who specialise in Civil & Structural Engineering, according to the “QS World University Ranking 2017” report. Having worked with so many of the leading universities around the world, GDS has become synonymous with highly accurate advanced testing apparatus.
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Peteris Skels and Kaspars Bondars from Riga Technical University set out to examine slope stability and landslide triggering mechanisms in colluvial soil in deep river valley slopes. Most of the landslides in Latvia evolve in deep river valleys after heavy consecutive rainfall in Autumn or rapid snowmelt in Spring (Latvian Geological Survey, 2003).
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Geolabs Limited have recently implemented their laboratory expansion which has included the next phase of their advanced testing capabilities, with more Anisotropic CAU/CAD triaxial equipment featuring local strain and shear wave velocity measurements as well as Resonant Column (GDSRCA), Direct and Simple Shear (EMDCSS) and Continuous Rate of Strain Consolidation (CRS) test facilities.
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This recent expansion reinforces Geolabs commitment to continuously evolving and innovating to ensure that they provide the widest range of soil and rock testing resources to all their clients in both the commercial and research sectors at their Birmingham and Watford UKAS accredited laboratories. Read the full article here.

Having worked as a specialist in geotechnical engineering for more than 40 years. Hardev Sidhu the former Managing Director of SGC (Surrey Geotechnical Consultants) identified a demand for a specialist geotechnical testing services company within Dubai. After a year of planning and preparation, Hardev and his team opened the doors of Geotechnical Testing Consultants (GTC), an advanced geotechnical testing and consulting laboratory.
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GTC specialise in using cutting-edge  computer controlled automated testing apparatus, with the ability to perform advanced testing techniques such as small strain measurement, bender elements and resonant column testing. Read the full article here.

Luke Valvona, Pre-Sales Engineer at GDS Instruments talks through the features and benefits of GDS' Advanced Dynamic Triaxial Testing System (DYNTTS).
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Overview of GDS' Range of Hydraulic Loading Frames (HLF). The frames have a hydraulic dynamic actuator mounted on the cross beam for axial stress/strain cyclic dynamic loading. The load frames are available in 100kN, 250kN and 1500kN loads.
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